Architectural Metal Forming By FluidForming
Interior designers and architects rely on FluidForming for stunning statement pieces, memorable product branding, and custom metal fabrication work. From panels to insets to one-of-a-kind sculptures, FluidForming is an elegant and sophisticated way to achieve your vision.
FluidForming hydroforming and tube forming encourages designers and architects to dream and create freely. We can turn a designer’s vision into a beautiful, metal-formed reality.
As an inherently green metal forming process, FluidForming is the perfect solution for environmentally conscious designers.
Our revolutionary approach to traditional hydroforming — we think of it as a reinvention — allows for rapid prototyping and fast production times, which means that a dramatic, one-of-a-kind statement piece is both structurally and economically possible. FluidForming is the ideal metal forming process for low- to medium volume production.
- Ceiling Systems
- Interior and Exterior Wall Panels
- Lighting Systems
- Light Fixtures
- Lobby Panels
- Architectural Elements
- Bathroom Fixtures
FluidForming’s universal sheet metal and tube forming machine, the FormBalancer, is a force-contained structure that permits extremely high forming pressures of up to 4,000 bar (60,000 psi).
With up to 4x the pressure used by traditional hydroforming devices, highly complex and organic shapes can be formed with ease. Making FluidForming the ideal solution to your toughest designs and architectural inspirations.
Our highly pressurized bladder-free hydroforming technology ensures architects and interior designers the highest levels of surface quality and detail possible. FluidForming hydroforming is perfect for pre-finished, pre-patterned, pre-painted, and pre-polished materials. Because pressurized water comes in contact with just one side of the metal surface, the finish quality is unparalleled.
Thanks to our innovative approach to hydroforming, unsightly tooling marks that are the hallmark of legacy metal forming methods are virtually eliminated with FluidForming. As a result, time-consuming and costly post-production work is often eliminated.
With FluidForming, one die can accommodate many different material types and thickness which vastly reduces overall tooling costs — when compared to traditional metal forming methods. As a bonus, trademarks, brands, details, and logos can all be easily incorporated into the design of each part.
With a 99.996% first-pass yield success rate, FluidForming offers the quality, accuracy, repeatability, and aesthetics that architects and interior designers expect.
Designing with sustainability or a LEED Certification in mind? Our low tooling costs and our nested, modular die structure help minimize waste and maximize efficiency. FluidForming is also an inherently green, environmentally-friendly metal forming process.